Association of anti-GM1 antibodies but not of anti-cytomegalovirus, Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori IgG, with a poor outcome in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

@article{Annunziata2003AssociationOA,
  title={Association of anti-GM1 antibodies but not of anti-cytomegalovirus, Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori IgG, with a poor outcome in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome.},
  author={Pasquale Annunziata and Natale Figura and Rosita Galli and Floriano Mugnaini and Cristina Lenzi},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={213 1-2},
  pages={55-60}
}
Few reports exist on the influence of humoral immune responses, against microorganisms involved in infections preceding Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and GM1, on clinical outcome. Nor is there any data on the relation between anti-Helicobacter pylori antibodies and prognosis in patients with GBS. To address these questions, we assayed and correlated serum anti-GM1 IgG and IgM and anti-H. pylori, anti-Campylobacter jejuni and anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG with duration of hospitalization of GBS… CONTINUE READING